First Snow of the Season at Squaw Valley


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows saw its first flurries of snow on Sept. 22, the first day of fall, as temperatures fell at the resort. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is planning to open early between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, weather and conditions permitting. Diamond Peak Ski Resort also saw its first flakes of the winter season on Sept. 22. The next potential storm system has been predicted for early October.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows had more than 41 feet of cumulative snowfall in 2015-16. Skiers and riders looking for season-long access can purchase the 2016-17 Tahoe Super Pass starting at $469 for adults and gain access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails. Tahoe Super Pass Silver and Gold passholders also get access to Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl. The Tahoe Super 4 Pack is available for those looking for four days of unrestricted skiing and riding. Packholders ski any day, with no blackout dates, for $83 per day.

Diamond Peak

During Diamond Peak's preseason sale, unrestricted adult season passes cost $419 (or $299 for IVGID Picture Pass Holders), while full-time college students and youth (ages 13-23) can purchase unrestricted passes for $229 ($149 IVGID PPH). Children (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 65-69) get passes for $159 ($119 IVGID PPH) while Super Seniors (ages 70-79) paying $79 ($39 IVGID PPH). Finally, skiers older than 80 and kids 6 and younger always ski/snowboard for free at Diamond Peak.

This winter, all Diamond Peak season passholders will receive a total of 44 complimentary bonus days at 11 partner resorts including Boreal Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, June Mountain Ski Area, Bogus Basin, Lee Canyon, Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Get your season pass here.

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